Plans approved for new homes in Levenshulme

13th January 2017

The derelict site of a former engineering works in Levenshulme will be transformed into a development of 64 new homes after plans were approved by Manchester City Council today (Jan 12).

The scheme, by specialist housing developer Mulbury, will redevelop the former Atlas Engineering Works in Chapel Street which has been derelict for several years.

David Wroe, of Mulbury, said: “This site provides an excellent opportunity to increase the supply of high-quality, sustainable family homes in Levenshulme. By regenerating a site that has fallen into disrepair, these homes will also have a significant positive impact on the local area, including a new street layout and landscaping.”

The scheme will see 22 three-bedroom homes, 14 four-bedroom homes and 28 two-bedroom apartments built on the site. Work on the new homes is scheduled to begin in the spring.

The apartments in the scheme reference the architecture of the existing Atlas engineering works.

David Wroe added: “The development has been designed with respect for the existing homes in the area. They will be of a modern appearance with the use of red-facing brick and rendered gables, while the apartment block will acknowledge the architecture of the former Atlas Mill.”

The planning application for the site followed a public consultation with residents. North West planning consultancy PWA Planning advised Mulbury.